Toronto Star Gets Banned From Convoy Press Conferences For Pushing Extremist Rhetoric

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on January 29, 2022

In a great reversal on the legacy media, the Toronto Star has been banned from all Freedom Convoy 2022 press conferences for publishing a cartoon where trucks in the convoy had “Fascism” written across them.

It is quite funny seeing as the Toronto Star continuously tries to label the convoy supporters as “hateful” and supporting “extremism” whenever they can, which really seems more like projection based on how extreme their own rhetoric has become.

People nicknamed them the Red Star for a reason.

Convoy organizer and spokesperson Benjamin Dichter called out the Toronto Star for publishing “this unhinged level of extremism” when he made the post on Twitter banning them from press conferences.

This is a great move on the organizers’ part as it rightfully points the finger for the real extremist rhetoric at the media which is constantly accusing those standing up for their own rights of being bigoted, violent, or radical with no evidence.

The Toronto Star was the worst example of a supposedly mainstream paper that seems to hold a deep hatred of people who simply choose not to be vaccinated on principle.

Everyone remembers the “Let them die” front page from the Toronto Star in 2021, which they later had to apologize for. And yet the Toronto Star’s writing staff and the editorial team still feel like they have the moral high ground when they go around trying to insinuate those who support the convoy are secret fascists.

It has always been a tactic of real radicals and authoritarians to accuse their opponents of being those things without any evidence. Luckily it does not seem to be working this time as many conservatives and independent media reporters are calling out the hypocritical and hateful rhetoric of the legacy media outlets trying to discredit the Freedom Convoy. 

Hopefully the Toronto Star being banned from press conferences will push the rest of the legacy media into cooling their rhetoric, or they may also risk being barred from covering the convoy in depth.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

3 responses to “Toronto Star Gets Banned From Convoy Press Conferences For Pushing Extremist Rhetoric”

  1. Sheila says:

    Lets start calling them "NIM’s" – Narcissists In Media

  2. Rhonda Wood says:

    Congratulations to the Convoy Organizers for their courage. I pray that this leadership and determination will continue even after everyone returns home. Thank you.

  3. Mary says:

    Smart move from the trucker organizers, this is the strength we need to bring the truth forward. Let’s stop the NIM’s (narcissists in media, picked that up from comment below, great acronym to describe those vultures) Thank you thank you thank you !